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The English Language: To/Too/Two
Ah yes. It was only a matter of time before I decided to write this article. Indeed, I see far too often writers in various fields using these tiny, tiny words incorrectly. Below you should find details about when to use these handy words, and how to use them properly.
This word is a preposition. For more information about prepositions, check my links section, below. (Eight Parts of Speech)
- Bob went to the mall.
- Sally spoke to her teacher about her grades in English class
- Thomas read this post to learn how to use these three words properly.
This word is an adverb. It should not be used as a preposition. Synonyms of this word are "also" and "excessively". For more information about Synonyms, check my links section, below. (Synonyms and Antonyms).
- I like McDonald's, but Burger King is nice, too.
- Too often I find the day flying by too quickly.
Two is both a noun and and an adjective. Two is a number, and should only be used as such.
- I've got two tickets to the movie theatre.
- Four twos; go fish.
The Fancy Stuff
- Two toodles to two toddlers and two toodles to two tots, too.
- The English Language: Eight Parts of Speech
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